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Colorado Modern

January 22, 2017 by
Photography by Tom Kessler, Kessler Photography

How do two people, each with an appreciation for very different tastes in design, come together to build their perfect dream home?

When our client came to us, the husband leaned more towards a contemporary, midcentury modern look, while the wife loved a Colorado-inspired design. We knew the challenge of marrying these two concepts would be great. But the final product would be even greater.

Lisa Cooper, Allied ASID, and Kris Patton, ASID, feel there is no higher compliment than to obtain new clients by referral from a previous client’s friends and family. This new home construction project was no exception. In order to realize the clients’ multipart vision, we teamed with Marshall Wallman, vice president of design at Curt Hofer & Associates, and his team to create this dream home.

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Our clients enjoy the topography and ambience of Colorado and the architecture of that region. They also like things a bit more contemporary, so we tried to meld together a vintage Colorado midcentury modern look for their new home. While the home itself was meticulously planned to achieve this design, the lot the family selected was just as important. A space with abundant trees would set the perfect tone for a woodsy, private residence.

The home’s curb appeal sets the tone for the design elements that wait inside. The entrance—with its vast windows and incredible sightline from the workspace all the way to the dining room—makes a strong introductory statement.

Main and lower levels of the home feature similarly strong design conceptualization in the fireplaces. They aren’t located on exterior walls, as fireplaces typically are; rather, the hearths are positioned in the centers of the rooms (to be more architecturally integrated into the spaces). Carefully placed windows allow for ample natural light to pierce the space. Not having a fireplace in a traditional placement, flanked by windows, adds interest.

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Powder rooms on each level also provide an opportunity to get creative, and they incorporate high-end elements such as a stainless steel vessel sink, which perforates a quartzite countertop, and walls tiled in a 3D relief.

A color palette of natural tones with blackened steel blue, fern green, aged ore, slate gray, and metallic burnt merlot creates an ambience that possesses an elusive balance between vintage and modern appeal. We relied upon myriad materials to achieve the design our clients desired. Natural stone, used in both the exterior and interior of the home, gives a rugged, earthy feel. A mix of concrete, weathered and reclaimed woods, organic natural stone surfaces, and quartz work symbiotically. Wood ceiling details, a kitchen backsplash fashioned of fern gray subway tiles with a vintage pattern, and handcrafted wall coverings all add to the unique flavor of this home.

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Perhaps one of the most striking elements of the home’s design scheme is the incredible use of light fixtures as art pieces. In an effort to avoid a predictable sea of sameness, we used a multitude of finishes from bronze to antique brass, to polished nickel, creating an acquired look in which each piece can be outstanding.

People oftentimes look at lighting as functional, and they forget that light fixtures can be beautiful, artistic pieces in the home. For this project, we used sconces in the hall to transform industrial design into artful sophistication. The dining room fixture is a chandelier crafted of Cupertino wrought-iron branches, each supporting a delicate chain adorned with a single crystal bead. The entry pendants are made of distressed mercury glass, dressed in antique brass chainmail. And the nursery fixture is feminine and fresh, suggesting a vintage flower design with its glass petals and chrome detailing.

The challenge of melding our clients’ appreciation of contrasting aesthetics of design proved to be a thought-provoking opportunity to create a true standout of a project… and their enthusiasm encouraged our efforts. They seemed to truly enjoy the process, expressing energetic and positive feedback on every aspect of their new home construction. The end result was a dream home with a cohesive design and a unique look…and two very happy homeowners.

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This article was printed in the January/February 2017 edition of Omaha Magazine.

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MEET THE DESIGNERS

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Lisa Cooper

The interior design industry is fast-moving, challenging, and multifaceted.  I love that I have the opportunity to be creative and technical, all in a day’s work. Our clients are amazing people, and the projects that I’ve had the chance to work on have been extraordinary.

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Kris Patton

Design is my passion, and to have the opportunity to receive an education and the experience it takes to gain knowledge and expertise in this industry is such a privilege. I have amazing clients and have had the chance to work on incredible projects.  I wouldn’t trade this career for the world!

 

ASID Project Awards 2015

March 3, 2016 by
Photography by Contributed by ASID photography by Thomas Grady, Tom Kessler, and Mark Kresl

Environments, spaces, rooms…doesn’t matter how you refer to them…the vibe of your business can have a profound impact on the bottom line. Professional designers are an integral partner when it comes to conceptualizing, coordinating, and executing a vision on how your brand will be perceived.

The ASID (American Society of Interior Designers) Nebraska/Iowa Chapter Designers’ Project Awards 2015 showcase the very best in commercial property work.

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Design Impact Award Winner
Kris Patton, ASID, and Jerome Bergmeier, Allied ASID Interiors Joan and Associates
Legacy Eyecare
Category: Healthcare
Photography by Tom Kessler
interiorsbyjoan.com

This showroom and patient area was designed to enhance the customer experience, giving clients an open, comfortable, yet very functional healthcare space. Custom-designed shelving was incorporated to highlight the various lines of high-end frames carried here. This new office space was designed not only to accommodate the patients’ needs, but also those of the optician’s growing business. Areas for enhanced technology use, marketing activity, and
staff comfort were all carefully considered
and executed.

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Lisa McCoid, ASID, and Alexis Trout, Allied ASID
D3 Interiors
Tuscany Apartments Clubhouse
Category: Hospitality
Photography by Tom Kessler
d3interiors.net

To give this clubhouse the feeling of an upscale hotel lobby, clean, crisp lines were integrated into the space with the use of a herringbone, wood-look tile on the floor that draws you into the main gathering and entertaining space. Those clean lines are continued throughout the space with the use of solid fabrics applied to the furniture along with patterned accent pieces that bring character into the space.

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Julie Odermatt, ASID
D3 Interiors
Smile Station Pediatric Dentistry
Category: Healthcare
Photography by Tom Kessler
d3interiors.net

The ultimate goal for this pediatric dental office was to keep the atmosphere fun and welcoming for all kids while achieving the most efficient flow between the various stations. To define various elements throughout the office space, brightly hued accents of lime green, blue, and red were used.

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Ellen Turnage, Allied ASID
Interiors Joan and Associates
Strasburger Orthopaedics
Category: Healthcare
Photography by Tom Kessler
interiorsbyjoan.com

A modern, energized, yet soothing environment was created to appeal to both the patients’ desire for an upscale, professional healthcare facility and their need for a calming atmosphere that would aid in the overall healing process. Increased and improved lighting schematics, a new lunchroom retreat, and performance materials that hold up to the necessary code requirements of a commercial environment all enhance the workplace for clients and professional staff members alike.

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Pam Stanek, ASID
The Interior Design Firm
Covenant Presbyterian Church
Category: Corporate
Photography by Thomas Grady
idfomaha.com

The interior finishes of this church were updated to a timeless neutral palette to accommodate the different colors displayed during the services and celebrations throughout the year. The acoustics were enhanced for speech intelligibility and musical enjoyment.

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Stacie Muhle, Allied ASID
Artistico Interiors
TEAM Software
Category: Corporate
Photography by Mark Kresl
artisticodesign.net

This office was designed to allow functionality within an innovative space. Advanced technology such as a custom conference table with a pop-up data console, a state-of-the-art projection screen, and electronic Lutron shades are incorporated to enhance staff performance and flexibility. The end result is an atmosphere that promotes creative collaboration in a fun, fresh space for TEAM Software.

All That Glitters

December 18, 2015 by

Interior design is an essential part of any home. Professional interior designers spend hours planning and creating stunning spaces. The NE/IA Chapter of the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) recently announced the winners in their annual design contest.  Featured here are the best of the best.

Visit asid-neia.org to learn more

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Design Impact Award Winner
Best in Show
Brianne Wilhelm
Allied Member ASID
D3 Interiors
Photography by Amoura Productions

The main open living space features a long wet bar, a dining/game table and a large media space, with an additional seating area at the base of the stairs for reading and/or conversation away from the TV. The wet bar was designed to house the appliances the family required, with floating shelves over the centrally positioned sink. Easy to clean, family-friendly materials were selected for the flooring; a plush carpet for the living space, and a medium grey, textured tile for the kitchen and bathroom.

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Michele Hybner, Allied ASID and Shawn Falcone, Allied ASID
Falcone Hybner Design, Inc.
Photography by
Amoura Productions

This custom home was built for an active family of five. Red and orange were identified as two favorite colors of this family, which was fitting as those are both active hues. The palette also includes neutrals to offer a visual break from the intense colors the family wanted to incorporate into their design.

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Brianne Wilhelm
Allied Member ASID
D3 Interiors
Photography by 
Amoura Productions

This condo is located in an historic Art Deco building downtown. Designer and client embarked on a journey to create a home that reflects the client’s personality and functions smoothly as she enjoys hosting friends, neighbors, and family.

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Michele Hybner, Allied ASID and Shawn Falcone, Allied ASID
Falcone Hybner Design, Inc.
Photography by
Amoura Productions

Vintage charm and a sunny color palette topped this homeowner’s wish list for their open-concept kitchen, eating, and great room. The illuminated airy kitchen has bright white preimeter cabinets, granite countertops with veining similar to marble, and handmade gray glazed ceramic subway tile backsplash.

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Michele Hybner, Allied ASID and Shawn Falcone, Allied ASID
Falcone Hybner Design, Inc.
Photography by
Amoura Productions

With a neutral color palette, the use of texture played a key role in the design solution. Throughout the design process, special attention was paid to the use and integration of unique finish selections, which offered visual interest.

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Shawn Falcone, Allied ASID
Falcone Hybner Design, Inc.
Photography by
Amoura Productions

Form and function must always be considered in design, especially for a busy couple with a growing family who also work from their home. Careful attention was paid to the integration of built-ins and storage, along with beautiful finishes, for a seamless work/life fit.

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Julie Odermatt, ASID
D3 Interiors
Photography by Tom Kessler

The designer, builder, and homeowner carefully considered all aspects and details of the home to create a classic, contemporary design. The client wanted the home to be timeless, not trendy, so the design elements could stay fresh and current for years to come. Specific finishes were selected to accommodate.

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Kris Patton, ASID
Interiors Joan & Associates
Photography by Tom Kessler

Select materials and thoughtful space planning allows this family to enjoy an area that is sophisticated enough for entertaining, yet functional enough to withstand the wear and tear of everyday family life.

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Nancy Pesavento, ASID
Interiors Joan & Associates
Photography by Tom Kessler

The design of this home evolved from the desire of the clients to downsize to a smaller, more contemporary home. All materials for the project were thoughtfully selected with easy maintenance in mind. The clients’ intent is to age in this home, so elements such as an elevator and an open floor plan will stand the test of time.

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Becki Wiechman, ASID, LEED AP
Interior Design Group
Photography by Amoura Productions

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Lisa McCoid, ASID, Julie Odermatt, ASID and Alexis Trout, Allied ASID
D3 Interiors
Photography by Tom Kessler

Livable Luxury

January 5, 2015 by
Photography by Tom Kessler

As the seasons change, the weather necessitates a wardrobe overhaul. We go from shorts and sandals to sweaters and scarves, adapting to the new normal.  The seasons of our lives also change, taking us from life as a twosome to life with small children, then we live with grown children and finally come full circle to life as a twosome again.

This West Omaha family recognized a change in the seasons of their lives, and instead of requiring their home to continue to work for them like an impractical wardrobe…they made a move.


McNeil Company Builders was entrusted with the task of building this couple’s dream home, a place where they could be comfortably cocooned in understated luxury, where they could easily entertain, and where their grown children could still call home. When the project grew in scale, McNeil Company Builders called upon Kris Patton, ASID, professional interior designer with Interiors Joan and Associates to guide these clients through the building process, assisting with selections, specifications, and furnishings.

“The team of draftsmen and architectural specialists at McNeil and Company is amazingly talented,” says Patton. “Their attention to detail and the way they take their time to ensure that every last element is executed perfectly is impeccable. It makes the process so seamless for those of us in the industry…and so enjoyable for our clients.”

Together, they produced a home with a much more open floor plan than what the client had in their current home. Space was made for a black, lacquered baby grand piano, a wine room fit for the likes of the most sophisticated sommelier, and an indoor sports court…complete with a scoreboard, naturally. Outside, the home boasts a full volleyball court, pool, and incredible outdoor kitchen.

The home has a neutral shell; Patton assembled a mix of stains, finishes, textures and architectural details to comprise a pleasing slate from which to build the textural design elements. A warm color palette of putty, stingray, and tobacco is splashed with unexpected accents of charcoal, turquoise, ruby, cerulean, and citron.


Patton selected natural materials for many of the hard surfaces. Autumn leaf, brushed cosmos, and Alaskan white granites; greenstone countertops, wood circular accent tiles in the wine room floor, a mitered quartz firebox and hearth in the lower level, grasscloth wallcovering, and glass—lots of glass—used to accent everything from backsplashes to light fixtures with a bit of glimmer.

A clever combination of metals and finishes used in the plumbing fixtures and hardware creates an eclectic, acquired look throughout the home. Brushed nickel, stainless steel, accents of fresh gold, some chrome, and polished nickel were all used in this instance, separated only by space. The lighting fixtures in the home represent an exquisite collection of unique art pieces, and like the plumbing and hardware selections, a mix of metals creates a sensational look for the lighting. Glass discs suspended from the dinette fixture, pendants with colored glass and a textured glass center above the lower level bar area, and an alabaster fixture in the wine room are just a few of the notable lighting features.

The furnishings are upholstered in velvety fabrics that beg you to touch them; the cabinetry is finished with a grayed tobacco hue that is rich and inviting. The accessories adorning the home are sculptural and interesting. Every room boasts a custom window treatment, and the draperies feature textural patterned fabrics, nailhead detail, and distinctive hardware.

Such notable details as complimentary stone bullnose accenting each step in the home, wood beams, and gorgeous wallcoverings add to the home’s understated elegance. A perfect example of what can be achieved when a project is completed to the finish line. Every inch in this home was well thought out.

The end result? A home this family can settle in to…livable luxury, casual elegance, sensational without being ostentatious.